2020, Academic Paper

Nancy Eiesland’s Reimagined Theology of Disability

WILLIAM MISCIAGNA

Nancy Eiesland describes her experiences with her Christian faith and religious community as a disabled individual in “Encountering the Disabled God.” Eiesland argues that the church must develop a more inclusive “liberating theology of disability” centered around the systemic social and political needs of community members. Her idea of a “disabled Christ” allows individuals to find sense of spirituality through knowledge of oneself and to reimagine disability as a sign of wholeness and unity.

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